Like her or not, Kim Kardashian remains one of today's most popular celebrities -- though it has become fashionable in Hollywood to rip on her and her family. Jeremy Renner was the lastest actor to voice his opinion, calling the Kardashians "ridiculous people with zero talent who spend their lives making sure everyone knows their name."

Renner, along with Jon Hamm, Daniel Craig and Jonah Hill, have all voiced the same sentiment of disgust that the Kardashians and their reality TV franchise now dominate popular culture and their shows are more watched than critically acclaimed programming such as "Mad Men."

In a new interview with V magazine, Kim Kardashian takes on her haters, explaining that she always finds it funny when people say she's famous for being famous.

"I think it’s fascinating, because it's still entertainment, you know? It’s fun to see the progression of that idea. I don’t take offense to it at all. I’m not naïve to the fact that I’m not a singer or an actress or anything like that. I’ve never claimed to be anything that I’m not. I think [reality] is still a new form of entertainment that was kind of an unexpected thing," she told the magazine, adding that it's not unlike the progression and acceptance of rap music.

"It reminds me of rap music. When rap music first came out, people were like, We don’t understand this, what is this, it’s just a fad. But rap music is definitely here to stay, and I think reality shows have proven they are as well. But when something is newer, people don’t really understand it," she theorized for the magazine.

It's likely that the 31-year-old, who just happens to be dating rapper Kanye West, will get some flak for that comparison, but she continued to defend reality TV and its place in the current pop culture lexicon.

"I think reality shows are taking over that genre, but I think the draw to our show is that we are relatable ... I think it’s just a new world with social media. The interaction I have with my fans and the access is so much fun to me. I love that connection," she explained.

Kardashian is well aware that she's not beloved by all, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have her goals to be remembered in the same way as television stars such as Lucille Ball or Susan Lucci:

“I think there was a quote where somebody said that reality stars will never get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. So, of course I’m so competitive that I think that it would be a huge achievement and a goal that anyone would want. I would love to break that mold," she said

Whether or not Kim and the rest of the Kardashians will ever be able to achieve respect in Hollywood remains to be seen, but she and many other reality TV stars have their piles of money to wipe away their tears of rejection -- Forbes estimates that from May 2011 to May 2012 Kim earned $18 million and has a net worth of $38 million.

For more, click over to V magazine.

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  • 1995

    A fresh-faced, 14-year-old Kim attends the "Cinderella" video release event with her mother, Kris, stepfather, Bruce, and siblings, Khloe, Kourtney and Rob.

  • 2005

    At E! Entertainment Television's Summer Splash event, we recognize the beginning of Kim's signature sexy look.

  • 2006

    Kim proves that even stars have trouble perfecting smoky eye makeup with this heavy-metallic gray shade she donned at the William Rast "Street Sexy" presentation.

  • 2007

    Paparazzi catch Kim backstage at the Heatherette Fall 2007 Fashion Show wearing loose curls, bold brows and purple eyeshadow.

  • 2007

    Young and impressionable, Kim takes matching her makeup to her outfit too seriously with sea green eye shadow.

  • 2007

    Kim embodies B-girl style with a curly, side ponytail and glossy pink lips.

  • 2007

    Kim looks ready to dance the flamenco in loose locks adorned with a red flower, heavily-lined lids, rosy cheeks and red lipstick.

  • 2007

    This can't be real? Kim's hair is absolutely perfect as she throws out the first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game.

  • 2007

    Kim attends the Chelsea FC Soccer Party wearing frosty purple eyeshadow, lipgloss and sculpted cheeks.

  • 2007

    Wearing a glamorous half-up, half-down hairstyle, Kim is bronzed to perfection at the Celebrity Catwalk for Charity.

  • 2007

    Luxurious waves, kohl-rimmed eyes and ruby red lips complete Kim's "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" premier party look.

  • 2008

    Kim continues her red lip affair at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards and accentuates it with porcelain makeup and faux bob.

  • 2008

    Kim pairs her one-shoulder dress with a wavy, side ponytail.

  • 2008

    For Halloween, Kim channels a modern-day "Wonder Woman" with big hair, cat-eye makeup, blush and bronze lip gloss.

  • 2008

    Kim lays it on heavy with big, soft curls, bangs that fall onto her lashes and lots of mascara.

  • 2009

    Kim pares it down in barely-there makeup and a tousled faux bob for the 20th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards.

  • 2009

    Kim brings the focus to her peepers with graphic eyeliner at the Sugar Factory's grand opening in Las Vegas.

  • 2009

    Kim nearly looks unrecognizable in a new honey-blond hair color at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.

  • 2009

    For the Los Angeles premiere of "Whiteout," Kim does rockabilly glam with a rolled updo and bright red-pink lips.

  • 2009

    Kim channels the Roaring Twenties flapper beauty in sculpted waves.

  • 2009

    Kim debuts a skunky new blond and caramel hairdo at the 12th Annual Cracked Xmas Gala.

  • 2010

    With a head full of loose curls, Kim is all smiles as she debuts her new signature scent at Sephora in Miami Beach, Florida.

  • 2010

    Kim proves her raven strands are all good with a hood at the Bebe Kardashian Fall 2010 Fashion Show in New York City.

  • 2010

    Kim makes us look twice as she poses at the unveiling of her wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York City.

  • 2010

    Kim looks quite the vixen at Comcast Entertainment Group's E! Party in a long, shiny strands, bangs and smoky eye makeup.

  • 2010

    Kim promotes her new fragrance line at Perfumania wearing fierce fringe and a super-long ponytail.

  • 2010

    Kim matches her auburn-highlighted hair color to her tawny eye makeup.

  • 2010

    Kim looks Euro-chic posing with the Queen's Guard in London with her brunette locks topped in a knitted beret.

  • 2010

    Always one to play (and look the part), Kim visits Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany wearing fishtail braids.

  • 2011

    Kim dons a classic beehive with long bangs at the 2011 Peoples Choice Awards.

  • 2011

    Kim had beauty editors buzzing when she showed up at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards sans false lashes, opting for her naturally long set.

  • 2011

    Kim attends the movie premiere for the mystery-thriller "Unknown," which stars Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and January Jones, wearing a pumped-up ponytail and center-parted bangs.

  • 2011

    Kim parties it up at the QVC Red Carpet Style event in side-swept strands, bronze complexion and bold red lips.

  • 2011

    Perfectly placed auburn highlights add warmth to KIm's signature hairdo.

  • 2011

    Kim's statement earrings weren't the only things that caught our eye at the 2011 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London. The reality star looked sophisticated in a sleek updo, doll-like lashes, pink blush and lipstick.

  • 2011

    All eyes may have been on Kim's curves at her fragrance launch in London, but we can't seem to stop staring at her cleavage-grazing hairstyle.

  • 2011

    For her appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Kim shows off a new shorter 'do, but we think she may have removed a few hair extensions.

  • 2011

    Kim goes retro for her new fragrance ad campaign with a Sophia Loren-inspired look starting with soft curls, lush lashes, peach blush and nude pout.

  • 2011

    Kim hit up the 2011 Teen Choice Awards blue carpet with her dark strands styled in a ballerina bun; eyes dressed in gold eyeshadow and lips painted in a soft coral shade.

  • 2011

    Just three days shy of her wedding day, Kim attends the Kardashian Kollection Launch Party wearing a bridal-worthy glow; voluminous waves; lush lashes and nude glossy lips.

  • 2012

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